A Welsh company has restored a classic German sportswear to such a high standard it’s now gone on show at Mercedes-Benz world in the UK.
Mercedes-Benz World on the site of the famous Brooklands Race Track in Weybridge selected a Hemmels of Cardiff motorcar for display and the 1957 Mercedes-Benz 190SL right-hand drive roadster, is prominently featured in the main reception area.
The restoration was commissioned by a London-based private collector who chose to finish the car in Anthracite Grey with Red Interior. Now estimated at a value of £365,000, the restoration was undertaken at Hemmels’ bespoke facility in Cardiff taking over 4,000 labour hours to complete.
“Mercedes-Benz World is an exceptional venue and reveals how the quality of the brand goes beyond automotive engineering to the ethos of the entire company and their overall commitment to excellence.” said Joseph Sullivan, CEO, Hemmels. “We’re excited to once again have a Hemmels restoration selected for display at this stunning location.”
Offering a new car buying experience, Hemmels’ clients can order a Mercedes-Benz classic car in the colours of their choice along with bespoke options and preferences. Hemmels then restores the cars according to the exacting standards of its trademarked Neugeboren (“newborn”) Process where every car is fully dismantled and rebuilt from its bare metal beginnings over a 52 week period. Like a new car purchase, a full 12 month parts and labour warranty is included along with servicing options.